Carotid aneurysms are rare, accounting for less than 4% of all aneurysms, and repair of this entity comprises only 0.9% of all carotid procedures at major referral centers. Stroke is the most frequent complication and the possibility of rupture is only rarely considered. Rupture of a nontraumatic, uninfected carotid aneurysm is an exceedingly rare event, with only a handful of cases documented in the world literature, most of which presented as an acute, life-threatening emergency. This report documents the highly unusual circumstance of subacute presentation of a ruptured carotid aneurysm.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Vascular and Endovascular Surgery|
|State||Published - Feb 2011|
- Carotid aneurysm
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine